Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Director of R&D PMO to build a Project Management Office at Northvolt Labs for our lithium-ion battery cell business. Northvolt Labs is a battery technology campus located in Västerås, Sweden. Equipped with all the capacities necessary for Northvolt to develop, produce, and validate materials and cells. In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.
As a Director of R&D PMO, you will be responsible for building from scratch and leading our PMO function that works across all cell development programs to ensure that our project management framework is implemented and executed. You will report to Chief Development Officer.
Build a world-class PMO function with technical project managers and close alignment with our cell development organizations
Define and further develop product development processes and milestone reviews
Ensure that the master timespan for each project is updated and tracked regularly, follow up with project leaders in all deviations
Ensure a clear, fact-based reporting to Northvolt management on the status, risk and deviations from the plan
Aggregate the timespan for the complete cell development program based on the plans for each individual project and identify any conflicts in milestones or resources
Ensure a regular and effective program risk management based on the risks from individual projects and organizational risks
Own and update the project management framework to include lessons learned and also consider rapid growth and changes of Northvolt organization
The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. You are used to a high paced work environment and got excellent time management skills. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.
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Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light and we are a strong believer in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.
Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.
A Relevant University Degree (B.Sc. / M.Sc. or similar)
8+ years of experience in strategic project management as a (technical) project manager and/or PMO in demanding projects for automotive, electronics, and/or industrial product development
Good understanding of product development and industrialization processes
Fluency in English
Highly organized and result driven
World leading technique
Top specialists as team peers
Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture
Northvolt makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.
To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.
Northvolt is growing fast. We’re staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We're also hiring for our gigafactory Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.